Locals to get scholarship details

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The National, Monday March 10th, 2014

 THE people of Manus will receive first-hand information about applying for Australia Awards scholarships when information sessions are conducted today in Lorengau. 

The visit was part of the Australia Awards 2014 provincial road show. Each year Australia Awards staff visits provincial centres to provide information on scholarships offered by the Australian Government for study in Australia. At the information session’s, staff would assist aspiring candidates with their applications. 

Information sessions are planned for Manus Secondary School, ECOM Secondary School, Papitalai Secondary School, Lorengau Hospital and the Provincial Administration Office. 

More information, including confirmed times and venues, will be announced later during the week on Radio Manus. 

The Australia Awards scholarships are highly competitive, based on academic ability, leadership and employment record, and the developmental benefit of the proposed field of study. 

At least 50 per cent of Australia Awards are to be awarded to women from 2014 onwards, so women are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Australia Awards alumni are leading change in PNG in the public service and private enterprise, as senior managers, business owners, and professionals throughout PNG. 

Australia’s High Commissioner, deborah Stokes said when meeting Australia Awards alumni from Manus at a recent careers fair, “the Australia Awards equip people with new ideas and knowledge gained from studying in Australia to make a significant contribution to their province and PNG as a whole”.